Wine and Architecture go hand and hand in Rioja. How does wine influence architecture?
Winemaking has influenced architecture throughout Rioja over hundreds of years and we will show you how and why.
Architectural wineries in Rioja
There are multiple examples of the marriage wine and architecture in Rioja. The pioneer was Gustav Eiffel in 1890 followed by a number of renowned international architects including: Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid and Philippe Mazierres.
As a result, Rioja wineries showcase a variety of architectural styles: from modernist jewels to natural gravity-fed caves, contemporary building or avant-garde temples.
Art & Wine marriage
What one may not expect is that those buildings blend in beautifully with the landscape, which just adds to La Rioja’s allure. However, it is difficult to describe without experiencing it first-hand, therefore we invite you to discover some jaw-dropping architectural wineries with us and understand them within their context.
You will taste 12 wines in total.